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East Asian air pollution to have bigger global impact under climate change

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30/01/2015

Greater amounts of air pollutants emitted in East Asia will move around the globe under climate change, a recent study predicts. Changes to wind speeds and air pressure will mean that movement of pollution from this region is enhanced under a changing climate. These results highlight the need for globally coordinated efforts to tackle air pollution and climate change. Long-range transport of air ...

Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

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30/01/2015

The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the environment. The 62-36 vote advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, and marked the first time the Senate passed a bill authorizing the pipeline, ...

Preparing for a Price on Carbon: Lessons from 3 Companies

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30/01/2015

New carbon pricing systems are being developed in China, Chile and other countries to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage clean energy and sustainable development. This will mean new reporting requirements and regulations for an increasing number of national and multi-national companies.   To help corporate leaders prepare, we studied the experiences of three companies that ...

Modern Water Installs First Microtox® Continuous Toxicity Monitor in the USA

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27/01/2015

Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has recently launched an updated continuous toxicity monitor using its well-known Microtox® technology. Demand for this ground-breaking monitor has been high with the first unit being installed just after its launch at one of Aqua America, Inc.’s water ...

Q-Lab’s Brad Reis Elected as Chair of ASTM Subcommittee on Paints and Coatings

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28/01/2015

Q-Lab, the worldwide leader in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, is pleased to announce that Mr. Brad Reis was recently elected as Chairman of ASTM’s Subcommittee D01.27. This group focuses on accelerated testing for paints and coatings. Brad has been serving as temporary chair of this subcommittee since June 2013. Brad is an active member of numerous ...

CUGS: Clean Up Goals

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30/01/2015

While I was traveling from Glendive, MT, where SRS Crisafulli is based, to New Orleans, LA, for Battelle’s 2015 Contaminated Sediments Conference, the EPA was making an emergency trip from its office in Colorado to Glendive to begin to deal with the Bridger Pipeline oil spill, before this also became a contaminated sediments problem. This is a stark reminder that while many of these ...

Regulators issue final volumes in Nevada nuclear dump report

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30/01/2015

Findings released Thursday by analysts in the federal agency with the power to give the go-ahead for a proposed nationalnuclear waste dump in Nevada appear to provide wiggle room for adopting rules to open the repository, if decision-makers want to go forward. "Conditions (to open the repository) could be included," Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff said, "if there is a ...

Baker’s yeast wastewater has limited effect on groundwater when used for irrigation

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30/01/2015

Untreated wastewater from the baker’s yeast industry can be used to irrigate crops without negatively affecting the chemical quality of the groundwater beneath, recently published research concludes. Although the wastewater increased concentrations of some groundwater contaminants in an area with a high water table, these levels would not pose a risk to human health even if this water was ...

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